The Pit Bull at the Gate

April 23, 2015 3:14 PM

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The first time I experienced sex I was too young to understand what the act was, let alone how to process the complex emotions of what was happening. My boundaries were crossed long before they had been established. My eyes were opened to a world which was at once confusing and frightening but conversely, flattering and enticing.

That initial trauma left me with an exponentially growing inner darkness. My human sexuality had become aligned with danger, and as I further acknowledged my sexual orientation I became personally familiar with the devastating loneliness of shame. I became defensive with my family, withdrew from my ...

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